Summer is set to be spent, for most, enjoying the sunshine in the UK. With Pimms and ice cream are more likely to come first than a thorough summer skincare regime. Dermalogica, Duke of York Square’s skin care experts, have shared six top tips which are quick and easy to follow to ensure you stay ahead of sun damage this summer:
Tip 1: Exfoliate regularly for smooth, clear skin
Not only does exfoliation remove dead and dulling skin debris which prevents you from achieving that summer glow, but it helps your skin care and makeup perform better. Exfoliate in the mornings, prior to starting your regular skin care regime and make sure you hydrate after to seal in the moisture.
Tip 2: Keep your skin hydrated
It’s important to remember that hydration goes beyond your moisturiser. Not only can your moisturiser be adapted to your skin type and requirements, but you can also add a toner for an added boost. Maybe even think about supercharging your hydration with an intensive masque two times a week. Why not speak to the experts in store to find out what will be the most effective for you.
Tip 3: Make friends with H20
Balance increased time outdoors, sun exposure and rising temperatures by drinking more to avoid dehydration which can wreak havoc on your skin. Eight glasses of pure, filtered water will help maintain your hydration, although if you’re exercising make sure you drink more.
Tip 4: When in doubt, apply more sunscreen
There can be no such thing as too much sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. In fact, most people do not use enough. You should use at least a tablespoon for your face and neck and then a shot glass for the rest of your body. Don’t forget to reapply every two hours whilst in the sun.
Product Suggestion: Invisible Physical Defense SPF30
Tip 5: Soothe over-exposed skin
Forget to reapply your sunscreen? Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one so Dermalogica have advice for when the sunscreen is already done. Soothe and hydrate your skin with a cooling spritz of toner. Top tip, keep it in the fridge for a heavenly cooling effect.
Product Suggestion: Multi Active Toner
Tip 6: Repar & treat sun damage
First and foremost, you should opt for fake tan rather than risking long-term sun damage. However, if it’s too little, too late, nourish your skin with damage fighting treats to help repair and restore your youthful radiance.
If this has inspired you to customise your skin care this summer, visit the team in store who are looking forward to welcoming you in and giving your summer glow | 37 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY, 020 7730 5937
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